“Attention in the water: This is the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.… You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks.”
Over a 15-year period, older adults who regularly strength trained were 45% less likely to die than those who didn’t. In fact, their risk of death from heart disease was 41% lower. From cancer, it was 19% less. This link remained ever after the researchers considered the influence of other factors, such as age, overall health, and smoking status.
Source: Stronger Muscles, Longer Life
I’ve known about the benefits of strength training for some time. I try to build in resistance training 2x a week. Some weeks are better than others but for the most part I’ve been fairly compliant for over ten years. After reading this article I’m more motivated.
See you at the gym later.
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I am so screwed.
Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.
Neal Gabler is a visiting professor in the MFA Creative Writing and Literature Program at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of a forthcoming biography of Edward Kennedy and five other books.
Ever since my undergraduate days I’ve dreamed of being a writer. Not only do I love to write but I have to write. I write almost every day. I just don’t get paid to write. Having just read Neal Gabler’s article I feel the decision to pursue a different line of work and become a non-writer was a good decision. I just never thought that 40 years later I would be doing what I did for a living as a 22 year old kid fresh out of college.
The video located in the website link above is a must see. Wonderful story!
Time for the band to hire a new singer.
Preferably younger than 68.